Health

People wearing masks, attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
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AP News
February 07, 2020 - 4:18 pm
China's ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by the authorities after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus back in December. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to nearly 640, and the number of people infected...
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David Madden
February 07, 2020 - 1:23 pm
The Pentagon has added a South Jersey military installation to the list of sites where people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus may be quarantined. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Mayor Kim Kenney stopped by Ocean Harbor to show solidarity with Chinatown businesses.
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Justin Udo
February 06, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Businesses in Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood are working to squash fears people have about contracting the new coronavirus if they go to the area. City officials are working with establishments to help bring commerce back to the community. Read more here.
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Northeastern University campus
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 11:22 am
As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Read more here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Laborers’ District Council workers are offering to help the School District of Philadelphia respond faster to reports of asbestos in school buildings with a “rapid response team.” Read more here.
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A doctor giving a patient medicine.
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Lynne Adkins
February 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
The FDA has approved the first drug to treat thyroid eye disease. Read more here.
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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP
AP News
February 04, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Scientists are still learning about the new virus from China, so it's hard to come up with a good name. The current one, which goes by the umbrella term "coronavirus," is likely temporary. Read more here.
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Coronavirus Hong Kong
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CNN
February 04, 2020 - 10:23 am
The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world since the first cases were detected in central China in December. At least 427 people have died and more than 20,600 people have been infected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of...
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Mark Abrams
February 04, 2020 - 9:05 am
Five Princeton University students are still being evaluated by health officials after entering a self-quarantine upon returning to school following a semester break that involved overseas travel for some. And KYW's sister station, KNX in Los Angeles, spoke to an American who is quarantined in...
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